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Drug conviction reversed on improper search

‘Pat down’ not OK without a warrant

A state appeals court has thrown out a drug conviction because of an improper search. Defendant Antoine Richards pleaded guilty on Sept. 8, 2015, to third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and was sentenced to two years in prison by Livingston County Court Judge Robert B. Wiggins. Richards has been on parole since November. The Appellate Division ...

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